Welcome to CutTime —
inspiring whole community with classical ideas.

Refreshing classical music to serve a wider public, CutTime® introduces the symphony in cafes & clubs, homes & offices, churches & schools and onstage with two ensembles of 4-8 musicians, plus the Classical Revolution Detroit series. CutTime reveals the sport of music-making, batting from a deep bench of lively favs, funky new works, game-changing metaphors and spontaneous plays. Concerts and reading events are casual, participatory and profound as hosted by bassist-composer and Kresge Fellow Rick Robinson (aka Mr. CutTime), a 22-year veteran of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Taking arts engagement to a new level, CutTime means it’s time to cut loose with classical music.

Robinson has been an innovative force in bringing chamber ensembles into nontraditional venues and classrooms, mixing it up with a variety of creative repertoire and generally proving that classical music belongs not on the fringes of contemporary culture but at the heart of everyday life.
Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press Music Critic

Watch CutTime swing on WDIV-TV.